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The Little Things: An Interview with Josefina Bérard, author of The Blue Whale Sings From Afar

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Carlota Josefina Bérard has a Ph.D. in Drama & Performance from the University of Exeter, England, a Diploma in Art Therapy from L’Atelier, Geneva, Switzerland, an MLitt in Art History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico.

She is the author of Jardín Cerrado, Blanco, and Greta Legris published with Editorial Amarante, Salamanca, Spain. She is a full-time writer and currently lives in Vienna, Austria with her husband, son, and dog.

You can buy The Blue Whale Sings From Afar here.

Are you a writer, too? Submit your manuscript to Atmosphere Press.


Who/what made you want to write? Was there a particular person, or particular writers/works/art forms that influenced you?

My dearest mother as well as Françoise Sagan’s novel Bonjour Tristesse.

What other professions have you worked in? What’s something about you that your readers wouldn’t know?

I have worked in painting, sculpture, drama, art therapy, and performance art.

What was the most rewarding/meaningful part of publishing your book?

Everything!

If your book had a soundtrack, what are some songs that would be on it?

The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack by Dario Marianelli.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from reading your book? How do you envision your perfect reader?

The poetry, joy, beauty, peace, and love found in the little things…

How was working with Atmosphere Press? What would you tell other writers who want to publish?

Atmosphere Press has been incredibly professional, excellent, kind, gentle, and caring—it has been a lovely experience publishing with them. Thank you all enormously!

God bless you.


You can buy The Blue Whale Sings From Afar here.

Are you a writer, too? Submit your manuscript to Atmosphere Press.

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